Homemade Iced Butterscotch Latte – Sweet & Icy Elixir!

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This may sound crazy but I had never had butterscotch until recently. Like, nothing butterscotch flavored at all. So trying this homemade Iced Butterscotch Latte is really something new to me and I’m glad I tried it!

Whether you’re starting your day or unwinding in the evening, this delightful concoction promises to awaken your senses and elevate your coffee experience to new heights.

Iced Butterscotch Coffee

Why You Should Try This Recipe:

  • Irresistible Flavor Fusion: Homemade Iced Butterscotch Latte offers a delightful fusion of creamy, rich butterscotch flavors with the refreshing chill of iced coffee. It’s a match made in flavor heaven that will tantalize your taste buds with every sip.
  • Customization at Your Fingertips: When you make your own Iced Butterscotch Latte at home, you have full control over the ingredients and can tailor it to your preferences. Adjust the sweetness level, choose your favorite espresso roast, and even experiment with different milk alternatives to create the perfect customized beverage just for you.
  • Budget-Friendly Indulgence: Enjoying a homemade Iced Butterscotch Latte is not only delicious but also economical. By making it yourself, you’ll save money compared to purchasing similar drinks from coffee shops, allowing you to indulge in your favorite treat more often without breaking the bank.
  • Refreshing Anytime Treat: Whether it’s a sunny summer afternoon or a warm spring morning, an Iced Butterscotch Latte is the perfect refreshing beverage to cool you down and perk you up. It’s a versatile drink that can be enjoyed any time of day, offering a delightful balance of sweetness and caffeine kick.


  • Coffee: 2 shots of espresso, chilled. Brew a double shot of espresso using an espresso machine or prepare a strong cup of coffee using your preferred brewing method.
  • Milk: 1 cup (8oz) milk. Choose your preferred type of milk, whether it’s whole or skim milk. You can also use plant-based options like almond milk, oat milk, or any other milk alternative.
  • Butterscotch Syrup: Use homemade or store-bought butterscotch syrup to infuse the latte with its signature sweet and buttery flavor. You can adjust the amount of syrup based on your desired level of sweetness.
Iced Butterscotch Latte Ingredients

How to Make Iced Butterscotch Latte

Step 1: Pour in Espresso or Coffee

Carefully pour the freshly brewed espresso or strong coffee in a mug or glass then add your butterscotch syrup based on your preferred level of sweetness. Typically, 1-2 tablespoons per serving should suffice, but adjust according to your taste.

Iced Butterscotch Latte Step 1

Step 2: Add Ice

Fill your serving glass with ice cubes to chill the drink and create that refreshing iced latte base.

Iced Butterscotch Latte Step 2

Step 3: Add Milk or Cold Foam

Next, pour cold milk into the glass, leaving a little room for stirring. I decided to use cold foam made with whole milk for a fluffy and creamy texture.

Iced Butterscotch Latte Step 3

Step 4: Serve and Enjoy

Your Homemade Iced Butterscotch Latte is now ready to be enjoyed!

Tips & Variations

  • Flavor Enhancements: Add a splash of vanilla extract or a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg to the latte for extra flavor complexity. These subtle additions can complement the butterscotch flavor and elevate the overall taste experience.
  • Garnish Creatively: Get creative with your latte garnishes! Try sprinkling cocoa powder, crushed toffee bits, or a pinch of sea salt on top for added visual appeal and flavor contrast.
  • Serve with Ice Cream: For an indulgent dessert-style treat, serve your Homemade Iced Butterscotch Latte with a scoop of vanilla ice cream floating on top. This affogato-inspired variation adds creaminess and decadence to the drink.
  • Cold Brew Variation: Instead of using hot espresso or coffee, try making a Homemade Iced Butterscotch Latte with cold brew coffee for a smoother, less acidic flavor profile. Cold brew coffee is prepared by steeping coffee grounds in cold water for an extended period, resulting in a rich and mellow concentrate perfect for iced drinks.

Homemade Iced Butterscotch Latte FAQ

How can I make my own butterscotch syrup for an Iced Butterscotch Latte?

To make butterscotch syrup, combine equal parts brown sugar and water in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, then simmer for a few minutes until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and stir in a small amount of butter and vanilla extract until smooth.

Can I make an Iced Butterscotch Latte without espresso?

Yes, you can substitute espresso with strong brewed coffee or even cold brew coffee. Adjust the strength of the coffee base to your liking.

How can I garnish or decorate my Iced Butterscotch Latte?

You can garnish your Iced Butterscotch Latte with whipped cream, a drizzle of butterscotch syrup, or a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg for extra flavor and presentation. Optional additions like caramelized sugar on the rim of the glass can also add a touch of elegance.

Iced Butterscotch Latte Recipe

Iced Butterscotch Latte

Indulge in the creamy richness of Homemade Iced Butterscotch Latte, where velvety espresso meets luscious butterscotch syrup, all served over ice for a decadent, refreshing treat that's as irresistible as it is satisfying.
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1


  • 2 Espresso shots chilled
  • 1 cup Milk you can also make it into cold foam
  • 1 tbsp Butterschotch syrup homemade or store bough


  • Pour the chilled coffee and butterscotch syrup into a glass.
  • Add plenty of ice cubes.
  • Pour milk or cold foam into the glass.
  • Enjoy your Homemade Iced Butterscotch Latte!

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